Jordan Wieber fails to make all-around gymnastics final

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Reigning world champion Jordan Wieber was eliminated from the women's all-around gymnastics competition Sunday, the Washington Post reported.

Wieber, 17, missed the cut for the women's all-around final after finishing in third-place in the qualifying stage, the Washington Post said. Her teammates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas finished ahead of her to quality for the final.

The loss was only the third time Wieber has lost an all-around competition since 2008, the Washington Post reported.

Wieber left the arena in tears and could not even talk to reporters, the Washington Post said. Her coach John Geddert, issued a statement following Wieber's elimination expressing the young gymnast's disappointment.

According to the USA Today, the United States team is currently in first-place after the qualifying stage, just ahead of Russia and defending Olympic champion China. The team finished with three of the top four overall qualifiers as well.

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